August 16, 2017

Tag Archives: FAO

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Afghanistan’s Coming Water Crisis

River Kabul passing through the Afghan capital. (Photo by koldo, Creative Commons License)

Decades of conflict have left Afghanistan’s water infrastructure in a mess, and as refugees return to the country the prospect of water-related conflicts rises. Read More »

Pakistan on Brink of Becoming ‘Water Scarce’

Islam Headworks on River Sutlaj, which regulates water flow from India. (Photo by Faisal Saeed, Creative Commons License)

With water availability plummeting, Pakistan is close to being declared a water scare country, but better management of surface water resources and groundwater aquifers shared with India can help avert the crisis. Read More »

West Africa’s Untapped Agricultural Growth Potential

(Photo by Neil Palmer/CIAT, Creative Commons License)

New report sees regional integration as high road to making the most of changing food patterns and dynamic populations. Read More »

Latin America/Caribbean: Progress in Fight Against Hunger

(Photo by CIFOR, Creative Commons License)

Latin American and the Caribbean has shown most progress in reducing hunger, lowering the rate by almost two-thirds since the early 1990s. The region continues to be the region with the greatest inequality in the world; women in rural areas and indigenous communities have the highest rate of poverty and food insecurity. Read More »

Menu for a Hot Planet

Decreasing agricultural yields per acre due to climate change could increase pressure for the conversion of more acres of native grasslands to agriculture lands. (Photo by  Scott Bauer via USDA, Creative Commons License)

It's not just about oil: To support the world's burgeoning billions in a warming climate, the human race needs to drastically rethink its approach to agriculture. Read More »

How Reliable is FAO’s Data on Global Hunger?

Shokuri Abdullai like most mothers in Bisle feeds her family boiled maize in the Somali region's Shinile zone (Ethiopia). (Photo by Jaspreet Kindra/IRIN)

In 2012 the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) attracted criticism for its methods of calculating the number of hungry people in the world in its annual report, the State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI). The debate continues in 2013, with a calculated total of 842 million, or 12 percent of the world’s population, experiencing chronic hunger over the past ... Read More »